The Da Vinci Code

I finally got round to reading ’s The Da Vinvi Code. I have to say that it took me ages to get into, by that I don’t mean how many pages I had to read before I was in, but how many times I had to re-start the book to get myself going. The start is so poorly written. I found myself constantly stumbling over the structure of the words. I knew I had to keep trying, and eventually either the writing got better or I got over the issue. Before long I was actually rather enjoying it.
The book is very good as a thriller. I’m not going to make the mistake of judging it on the “content” of the subject matter, because to be honest, it doesn’t really matter to me. The story is well told within the confines of the “revelations” and if nothing else Dan Brown helps to feed you this information in an entertaining way, rather than sitting down to read any serious book on the subject.
I read the illustrated version, because that was the version I was given as a gift. Apart from it really being to big to be practical for reading, it was a little uncomfortable sitting on the sofa with it, I did like all the pictures that gave you that extra bit of help with the visualisation of what Brown was describing. In no way essential to the plot, but educational in its own right.

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2 Replies to “The Da Vinci Code”

  1. Everyone I’ve heard talk about Dan Brown, suggest starting with the first in the series, Angels and Demons? Or something like that. Apparently it makes understanding The Da Vinci Code much easier. I haven’t got around to reading his books, as the hype that surrounds them puts me off a bit. Plus I’m a cretin when it comes to reading books fullstop.

  2. I found the Da Vinci Code to be about as poor a book as I’ve read in a long, long time. I actually gave up about 2/3 of the way through, utterly fed up with the “yet another improbable means of escape just happens to rpesent itself”. Yeah right.

    As to the content matter – we share the same views.

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